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  • The life of a city early films of New York, 1898-1906 / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Derived from the Paper Print Collection of the Library of Congress, presents forty-five films of New York that were made during the period from 1898 to 1906 by the Edison Company and the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. Features selected bibliographies on New York and early motion pictures. Includes historical information about turn-of-the-century New York City and the United States.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1999
  • Visitin' 'round at Coolidge Corners /

    Shows scenes of Calvin Coolidge at his summer home in Plymouth, Vermont, including Coolidge helping out on the neighboring farm of cousin Ed Blanchard; in the "summer White House" above the Plymouth post office; attending church with his father John Calvin, wife Grace Goodhue, and son John; and visiting with his future vice-president, General Charles Dawes. May be a compilation of newsreel footage taken ...

    • Contributor: Coolidge, Calvin - Coolidge, Grace Goodhue - Blanchard, Edward J. - Coolidge, John - Dawes, Charles Gates - Afi/Casselton (Harold)/Larson (Ted) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1924
  • Street car chivalry /

    From Edison films catalog: Scene shows interior of crowded street-car. A young lady enters and every man in the car offers her his seat. Presently an elderly stout lady with arm full of bundles enters. All male passengers immediately bury their faces in their papers, while the lady swings on the strap. A sudden jerk of the car lands her in the lap of ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • The Touaregs in their country /

    Scenes of a Touareg village show the tribe's women, boys posing and fighting, two men fighting with sticks and wrestling, the tying of a turban, equipping and mounting the camels, the parade of a caravan, demonstrating an assault on a colonial courier, a "Fantasia" parade, horsemen riding toward the camera with their guns blazing, and a mother and child playing with a kitten.

    • Contributor: Pathé Frères (France) - Pathé Frères (U.S.) - Afi/Anonymous Toledo Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1908
  • TR in Africa [1909, 2] /

    Scenes of African peoples and of TR's safari party, all probably filmed in British East Africa (Kenya) in 1909. View of TR planting a tree in front of trading company building, possibly located in Mombasa, long shot of busy amusement area in Kenyan seaport of Mombasa, including shot of ferris wheel filled with Swahilis; shots, taken from observation platform on train engine, of plains ...

    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Kearton, Cherry - Community Motion Picture Service, Inc - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1909
  • Annual baby parade, 1904, Asbury Park, N.J. /

    Shows the Baby Parade at Asbury Park, N.J., in 1904. Includes scenes of boys (dressed as soldiers and sailors) and girls (dressed in oriental costume) marching in groups, mothers pushing decorated perambulators, and horse-drawn floats.

    • Contributor: Abadie, Alfred C. (Alfred Camille) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • African American History Month Celebration: National Visionary Leadership Project Showcase

    The Library of Congress celebrated African American History Month with its signature event--a showcase of the American Folklife Center's National Visionary Leadership Project (NVLP) Collection. The NVLP is a collection of oral life histories of extraordinary African American elders who have made significant contributions to American society, and the American Folklife Center is the official repository for these stories. The Library's signature event featured ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-02-22
  • The life of a city--early films of New York from the Paper Print Collection, 1898-1906 / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Compilation of 45 films from the Library of Congress Paper Print Collection.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1991
  • Swiss village, no. 2 /

    From Edison films catalog: The scene opens by showing the village girls driving home a herd of cows, and shows the native peasantry of Switzerland returning from their daily occupation--watching the herds. After driving the cattle to their shelter, the boys and girls congregate in front of the old barn and go through a native dance, to the amusement of the spectators. These pictures ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Maude's naughty little brother /

    From Edison films catalog: In a charming dining room a very attractive young lady is seen seated at the table, evidently waiting for the caller who is to share a quiet little dinner for two. A moment later a dude of the regular chappy type enters and seats himself at the table. As soon as the meal commences the inevitable wicked small boy sneaks ...

    • Contributor: Blackton, James Stuart - Smith, Albert E. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Scene in the Swiss village at Paris Exposition /

    From Edison films catalog: The picture opens with a crowd of Swiss boys and girls dressed in native costumes, marching down the street in this very unique and picturesque village. Each happy and smiling face is clearly shown as they pass the camera. The scene ends by the boys and girls congregating in the square and dancing to the strains of an accordion played ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • The First Annual Movie Ball at Twin Lakes Ballroom, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, 1931 / Catalog Record Only

    The First Annual Movie Ball at the Twin Lakes Ballroom records the many recreational activities people enjoy at this summer resort village in Wisconsin. Placards on a truck in front of the Ballroom announce the chance to get into the movies by joining in the Monster Movie Ball and Mardi Gras on August 3-5, 1931. People play miniature golf, shuffleboard and softball and hang ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1931
  • Ford startime. Art Linkletter's secret world of kids / Catalog Record Only

    Based on his book of the same name, Art Linkletter's variety episode pays tribute to children with guests Richard M. and his mother Hannah Nixon; comedian Ed Wynn; motion picture actors Ann Blyth and Vincent Price; child performers Jon Provost of Lassie, Teddy Rooney, and Angela Cartwright of The Danny Thomas show; the Mitchell Boys Choir; and animal performers Lassie and Jerry. Includes a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1959
  • Ancient mysteries. Curse of the goddess Pele / Catalog Record Only

    In Hawaiian mythology, Pele is the powerful and fickle goddess who controls the volcanoes that gave birth to Hawaii many millennia ago. Now, viewers can explore the mythical history and enduring influence of Pele, the ancient volcano goddess of the Hawaiian Islands. Ancient tales and art help bring her story to life, while footage of modern Hawaiian ceremonies shows the very real role Pele ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1996
  • Jewish cooking in America with Joan Nathan. Bagels & bialys / Catalog Record Only

    In this episode, Joan Nathan takes a historical look at the bagel and the bialy. She watches 80-year old retired baker Izzy Cohen show how bagels were made in the past and also show the tricks to making great bagels at home. The television series uses food to explore Jewish culture and history in the United States.

    • Contributor: Nathan, Joan - Pinsky, Charles L. - Potthast, John T. - Statman, Andy - Maryland Public Television - Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.) - Nathan (Joan) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1999
  • Megáll az idoʺ = Time stands still / Catalog Record Only

    Copyright: no reg. Copyright notice on film: Mafilm ; 1981. Minor change version: [English language subtitled version]. -- United States : Libra Films, 1982 ; United States : RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, [1986?]. Copyright notice for minor change version on cassette box: Almi Pictures, Inc. ; 1982. Photography by Lajos Koltai ; music, Gyorgy Seimeczi ; editor, Maria Nagy ; presenters of video reissue ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1982
  • Pakistan land & culture : Pakistan Golden Jubilee celebrations. Catalog Record Only

    Volume 4 of a compilation series containing documentaries on the archaelogical, historical and cultural study of Pakistan. Segment 1 is in English; segments 2 and 4 are in Urdu; segment 3 is in Urdu with English commentary.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1997
  • The Adventuring Johnsons--prologue / Catalog Record Only

    Recounts the travels and adventures of Martin Johnson and Osa Johnson around the globe from 1911 to 1923. They set sail from San Francisco and sail around the South Seas, stopping in Pango-Pango in Samoa, Leuneuwa Lagoon in 1912, Vao, New Hebrides in 1913, and Tulagi, Solomon Islands in 1914. They visit with the peoples of these islands and record their daily lives and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1928
  • The pride of the clan / Catalog Record Only

    "After her father, the chieftain of a clan off the western coast of Scotland, dies at sea during a storm, Marget MacTavish consoles the other clan members even though she is heartbroken. On the Sabbath, Marget takes command as chieftain and drives everyone into the nearly empty church, except for David Pitcairn, who thinks that praying is fruitless. When Marget and Jamie Campbell, a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • Kava the drink of the gods /

    Documentary examining the cultural and economic significance of kava. Filmed on location in Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa and Germany.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1998
  • The Druzes / Catalog Record Only

    Documentary film on the history and folklore of the Druzes.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 198?
  • Louisiana story / Catalog Record Only

    Filmed in the Petit Anse bayou country of southern Louisiana, this documentary-style dramatization of the simple life of the Cajuns shows, from the point of view of a small boy, the natives' wonderment at the mechanical wizardry of an oil company's floating derrick.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1948
  • Life in the Sahara / Catalog Record Only

    Pictures the daily activities of the nomadic tribes in the Sahara Desert, showing them as they pasture their flocks, churn milk, grind grain, weave cloth, and prepare to go to an oasis market. Includes views of a caravan, of an oasis village, and of a Mohammedan mosque. With subtitles.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1945
  • [South Carolina, May 1940, Commandment Keeper Church, Beaufort--field footage] / Catalog Record Only

    Footage from a folklore collecting project that focused on the study of religious trances in the sanctified church. The footage was taken at the Commandment Keeper Church in Beaufort, South Carolina on May 18-19, 1940. The Reverend George Washington leads the services, while the prophet Julia Jones, the deacon Henry Moore, Zora Neale Hurston, several of Washington's family members, and other congregants participate.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1940
  • Faces of Lynchburg / Catalog Record Only

    Copyright: no reg. Copyright notice on film: A San Francisco Light Works film ; 1980. Joe Clark. Leo Diner Films, Inc. appears on tape on leader; Index to 16mm educational films, 8th ed., v. 2, p. 643 lists Leo Diner Films as production company. Year of release taken from date of publication on copyright data sheet. Sources used: 407 copyright descriptive material; Film & ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1980